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For Immediate Release:
May 02, 2014
Media Contact:
Jamil Rivers

Commissioner Dennis C. Moss and Tower Road Gardens to Break Ground on South Dade’s Newest Affordable Housing Community

County Funded Development to Provide Affordable Housing for 150 Community Families

(MIAMI, FL) – Commissioner Dennis C. Moss and Tower Road Gardens, Ltd. invite all residents for the Ground Breaking of South Dade’s newest affordable housing community, La Joya Apartments, on May 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM at 26700-26790 SW 142nd Ave. 

Tower Road Gardens, in conjunction with Miami-Dade County and its development partners, JPMorgan Chase & SunTrust Community Capital, are proud to announce the construction of La Joya Apartments located in Naranja, FL – a Miami-Dade County Community Targeted Urban Area.  The project will include a total of 150 garden style units in two-story walk-up buildings and is part of the Comprehensive Development Master Plan known as the Naranja Community Urban Center.  La Joya Apartments will be located at 26700-26790 SW 142nd Ave., and it is a huge piece in the county’s goal to create an authentic village in Naranja, where people can live, work, eat, and shop all within walking distance. 

Development and unit amenities will include: kitchens with high efficiency appliance packages that consist of range/oven combinations, refrigerator, garbage disposals, and dishwashers all with granite countertops and wood cabinetry.  All units will also include a large walk-in closet, balcony, as well as a washer and dryer.  In addition, La Joya Apartments will be a National Green Building Standard Certified development with high efficiency central air conditioning systems, lighting, landscaping, and doors/windows that are hurricane impact rated and much more.  La Joya will also offer a clubhouse with a swimming pool, fitness center, playground, computer lab, and eco-friendly car care center for its residents all within close proximity to public transportation and highways. “It has always been very important to me to make sure that any affordable housing developments that go up in this district be of the highest quality and visually appealing,” said Commissioner Moss.  “Bringing a National Green Building Standard certified development to our Targeted Urban Areas will benefit those who need it the most for years to come.”

Developer Lewis Swezy praised the work of the county in aiding the projects formulation and development. “We are extremely grateful to be supported by a county and public housing agency that truly foster the development of affordable housing,” said Swezy. “It is with the help of the entire board of County Commissioners, and specifically Commissioner Moss and our development partners, that we are able to provide life changing opportunities to so many families in the community. 

La Joya Apartments was designed by Forum Architecture and Interior Design, Inc. and is being constructed by Design Management & Builders Corporation.  The first buildings are expected to open to residents beginning September 2014, with final project completion coming in February 2015.

For more information on La Joya, please contact Centennial Management Corp. at 305-821-0330.

Commissioner Dennis C. Moss and Tower Road Gardens.
Groundbreaking on new affordable housing project, La Joya Apartments
May 09, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
26700-26790 SW 142nd Ave,
Naraja, FL